Year 6 2021 - 2022
Year 6 teacher
Welcome back to the first half of Summer Term! This year is flying by and the next few weeks are going to be very busy!
SATs Week - Monday 9th May to Thursday 12th May
York Residential - Monday 23rd May - Wednesday 25th May
Important Weekly Timetable:
Mrs Hopwood Monday - Wednesday and Mrs Blockley Thursday-Friday
Monday: Hand in homework
Wednesday: PE day (come in to school in correct PE uniform) and homework handed out
Thursday: PE day
Friday: Reading Records checked by Mrs Blockley for Reading Challenge
Please look out for School Spider messages for any changes to the timetable.
This half term we are continuing to read the Selfish Giant. We will write a narrative based on the story using all our features of writing that we have developed over Key Stage 2. There will be an emphasis on editing and improving our work too. Children will make sure that thier writing meets the purpose of the task and maintains the same style througout writing.
Our SPAG revision will focus on all aspects of the KS2 curriculum. This will include tenses / punctuation / word class (e.g. noun, verb, preposition). There will also be a focus on clauses and use of commas for clarity.
We are continuing to read the WW2 story ‘ Letters From the Lighthouse’ we are trying to work out what has happened to Sukie the sister of our main character Olive. Through this reading, we will build our skills at writing longer responses to questions. We will look at PEE paragraphs to help give our point, evidence and explanation. On Thursdays and Fridays, reading will be comprehension based to allow children to develop their fluency in reading longer texts and become more confident with the style of reading questions used in the SATs. There will be focus on questions such as 'order the events' and 'explain what this word means'.
This half term will be revision based. There will be a specific focus on problem solving and strategies (e.g. bar models) to help solve trickier problems. Children will recap all areas of learning but especially fraction calculations, time and properties of shape.
Topic – Geography Focused
This half term we are looking rivers. Children will learn about the formation and feature of rivers. They will have a lot of opportunity to develop map reading skills including using 6 figure grid references.
Through our study of Hinduism this half term, children will learn about Dharma and how Hindus belief in duties that they must perform throughout their life. They will also learn about the concept of Moksha. We will make comparisons across other religions too.
Linking to our Rivers topic, the children will experiment with different collage techniques and will be inspired by the aritist Kellie Day. They will create thier own mixed media collage of a river landscape.
In PE we will be 'Young Olympians' we will develop our throwing, jumping and running/relay skills. There will also be opportunity for boxercise, where children will put together a sequence of boxing moves to create a fitness routine.
This half term, children will be practising their songs for the end of year performance. We will listen to the music and work together to express the emotions of the songs through our singing.
We are going to work through the unit 'Don't hold on to what's wrong'. This will look at forgiveness but also ways to talk to our friends when we are feeling upset or frustrated. We will start some transition work too liaising with high schools too.
In Science, we will look at light. Children will learn that light travels in straight lines as well as how we see things and how mirrors work. At the end of the half term will begin our topic on classification too.
We will learn about Spanish festivals and develop our reading skills through this.
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